By Leigh Brackett
Alpha Centauri, the closest big name to the sun approach - in basic terms 4.3 mild years away. To Kirby and his fans it intended freedom - freedom from the tyranny and repression of Earth's dictatorship.
But that freedom must be earned - the flight to Alpha Centauri might suggest 5 years jammed within the stomach of an out of date spaceship, 5 years of praying that the nutrition offer could final, 5 years of scuffling with off the govt. ships despatched out to intercept them....
And in the event that they did be ready to succeed in the unknown planets that have been their objective, what could they locate? Freedom? Or a destiny extra poor than any they can have confronted on Earth?
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The voice of the radioman on the Lucy Davenport spoke inside his open helmet. “Yeah, Kirby. Yeah. What’s—” “Fenner, stand by with every amp you’ve got. ” The Lucy’s communicator had been built before the banning, before there was no longer any need for ships to talk together across space. Near a control center it would have been drowned out by the vastly more powerful transmitter, but here in this untracked waste of nothingness it might work. It might. “Watch it,” he said to the two men hanging irresolute by the doorway.
He was content. ” Pop didn’t answer. Kirby turned his head. The old man was sitting there with a dazed look and two undeniable tears in his eyes. His lips were moving, and presently Kirby understood that he was saying, over and over again, “I never thought we’d make it. ” Kirby got up, staggering a little because the tension had all run out of him and left his muscles loose. He put his hand on Pop’s shoulder. “You old so-and-so,” he said. ” Pop shook his head. “You’re a good rocket man. So was I, once.
Wilson turned and beckoned to the other men who were part of the committee responsible for the security of the people in the cargo deck. They talked a minute and then they threaded their way between the cots to the galley where the women had done their cooking for nearly six years now and got busy with part of a coil of wire they had left from making other things fast. A woman got up and rather shamefacedly took down her washline. Washlines and diapers, Kirby thought, stewpots and soap and a smell of sour milk, and that’s how you conquer the stars.